International Hobie Class

Hobie Wave youth sailors with AC sailors


America’s Cup sailors Jimmy Spithill, Tom Slingsby, Rome Kirby and Andrew Campbell from ORACLE TEAM USA were joined by newly appointed SoftBank Team Japan skipper Dean Barker, all of whom served as the crew on the Hobie Waves, with the youth sailors handling skippering duties. Double Olympic gold-medalist Shirley Robertson, the host of the CNN […]

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Puerto Rican Pan Am Games Qualifier


Enrique “Quique” Figueroa / Francheska Valdes David Brookes, Tuesday, 19 May 2015 The Puerto Rican Pan AM Games qualifier has been conducted by the Federación de Vela de Puerto Rico. A strong field of sailors competed with former Hobie World Champion Enrique “Quique” Figueroa taking the selection series with his crew Francheska Valdes. There names […]

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2015 Pan Am Canadian Selection Trials


With the 2015 Pan Am Games fast approaching the host country Canada held their selection for the Hobie 16 Team. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t kind to the sailors with no breeze on the first day. Day two in Toronto proved to be more fruitful with winds building midday ranging from 8-12kts across all three courses. […]

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Austrian Hobie Championships 22-25 May


The Austrian  Hobie Championships is being held at Burgenlandischer Yacht Club on Lake Neusiedler. The Hobie 16 will be raced with the Hobie 16 with and without the spinnaker and the winner will be rated by the Texel Handicap rating. The first Master and first Youth will be awarded a prize. Beside excellent racing there […]

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2015 Thai Hobie 16 Nationals


There is a changing of the guard in Thailand Hobie sailing. Kitsada “Aun” Vongtim winning his first National Championships as a skipper. Aun has been a regular crew for his older brother Damrongsak on the Hobie 6. Together they have won many of the Hobie events including the Hobie Asian Games Gold medal, Asian Sailing […]

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Brazilian Hobie action


2015 Hobie 14 & 16 Brazilian Championships 31 Oct to 7 Nov Racing is from Pier Turistico de Porto Belo Santa Catarina Porto Belo is located in the Southern part of Brazil in the state of Santa Catarina. With well known excellent sailing conditions and tourist facilities the Brazilan Hobie class have chosen an great location […]

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Hobie Fiji action


2015 Hobie Cat 16 BSP Oceania Championship and the Total Fiji Hobie Challenge The 2015 Hobie Cat 16 BSP Oceania Championship and the Total Fiji Hobie Challenge will be held concurrently from Saturday, 1st August to Thursday, 13th August. The Total Fiji Challenge (expedition racing) will commence in Smugglers Cove, Nadi and continue in the […]

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Preliminary Notice of Race


The Philippine Hobie Challenge 2016 Southwestern Visayas Challenge | 20th February to 28th February 2016 Dear Sailors, This serves as the Preliminary Notice of Race of the Philippine Hobie Challenge 2016. Hobie sailors can look forward to 5 new destinations in the Visayas for the 16th Challenge. Day 1 begins in Mactan Island, Cebu, with […]

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